Western Prince William and Manassas are all aflutter preparing for the big Obama Rally tonight at 9 PM. My roving reporter has called in that there are already about 50 men, women and children lined up at the lower Fairgrounds entrance. Gates open at 5 PM.

I will post news and pictures as they trickle in. Meanwhile, here is an open thread for tonight’s events.

Has anyone heard who the entertainment will be?

Update: The following video is added from last night. Governor Tim Kaine and Former Governor Mark Warner introduced the real entertainment, Obama!

26 Thoughts to “Obama Is Coming! Obama Is Coming!”

  1. ShellyB

    Interesting timing to this front page article in the Washington Post today:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/02/AR2008110202448.html

    Is it the diversity of Prince William that makes the Obama campaign so interested in visiting here? Or is someone who knows a little about local politics letting Obama in on the not so little secret that moderates and independents in PWC are fed up with the lying and the failures of local right wing politicians?

  2. Poor Richard

    Imagine that Obama is here because PWC, Manassas, MP and LoCo are key
    swing areas in a key swing state. Doubt if it is a statement – pro or con –
    on local pols.

  3. hello

    Hi Moon-howler, I know your a Obama fan but wow, you would think that he is the second coming with your past few thread titles:

    “Obama is coming! Obama is coming!”
    “Fair grounds chosen as final Obama rally before election!”
    “Final Obama Campaign Stop: Manassas Virginia!!!”

    The only recent McCain thread: “The McCain/Palin rift continues”

    What did you do with Alanna, you didn’t kidnap her and hijack the site did you? (just kidding) 🙂

  4. Moon-howler

    Actually I don’t think I would classify myself as an Obama fan. I didn’t vote him in the primary. People have been very excited over him coming to town and I have been acting as a cheerleader. I went back and looked at the McCain/Palin coverage. I believe I sort of whooped things up over the McCoart Center also, didn’t I? I hi-jacked pictures of the Republicans getting ready. I even covered Palin in Leesburg. Actually there has quite a bit on both candidates. I have tried to be fair about this.

    Just doing my part here to piss people off. Looks like I have achieved my goal. 😉

  5. Moon-howler

    Hello, I feel like I am living in la-la land. My response to you is before your comment. Then I remember I went in and changed the time to EST. Sorry about that. We sprung back after you commented.

  6. hello

    I was just joking Moon, you are doing a pretty fair job at even coverage.

  7. Moon-howler

    Hello, Obama is growing on me. He was not my first choice, not even close. We all adapt I guess.

    I am just very sick of this election. It has been going on for almost 2 years.

    And I don’t know where Alanna is. Maybe she did get kidnapped. Maybe she is preparing for the Obama rally. Her children love him.

  8. Poor Richard

    FDR spoke in 1936 of America’s “rendezvous with destiny”.

    Destiny and America meet again in 2008 — Vote Obama!

  9. Moon-howler

    Poor Richard, you just might be right. “Rendezvous with destiny” seems even more meaningful and perhaps poignant learning of the strange timing of Obama’s grandmother’s death.

    Poor FDR sure didn’t know just how prophetic his words were at the time, especially in light of himself and what was looming on the horizon.

  10. Moon-howler

    Stevie Wonder will be one of the special performers tonight at the Obama Rally. Wow!!

    He certainly crosses the decades. What a prolific, talented artist.

  11. YOO HOO

    LOL! The discussion of FDR and Stevie Wonder made me think of this song 🙂

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDZFf0pm0SE

    RD

  12. james

    and is not stevie wonder blind?

    How fitting that he performs for obama!

  13. Cat Scratch Fever

    james,
    OMG!! My husband just said the same thing, when I told him about Stevie Wonder.
    Men! 😉

  14. Moon-howler

    James, you are all over American pop culture. How long did you say you have been here.

  15. ShellyB

    I bet Alanna is grateful that the election is giving her a break from refuting Corey Stewart’s lies. That’s a full time job. But with the election countdown, Corey hasn’t been able to get a lie in edgewise!

  16. El Guapo

    A lot of people are going to this rally. Traffic going down Grant Avenue is still backed up all the way to 28. We had to take Wellington Road to get to English class on time.

  17. A PW County Resident

    well, I posted a story from MSNBC of all places that
    Palin was cleared of all ethics charges in “troopergate” but for some reason it didn’t come through.

  18. Moon-howler

    http://media.myfoxdc.com/live/dclivestream/index.html

    Channel 5 Live feed from the Obama Rally. Obama has landed at Dulles but isn’t there yet. Gerry Connally has spoken to the crowd.

    Channel 9 live feed below.

    http://www.wusa9.com/video/live.aspx?storyid=77831&catid=158

  19. Information Only..

    Mark Warner & Governor Kaine have arrived at the stage.

  20. Moon-howler

    Thanks for that earlier feed information, INformation Only.

    One of the roving reporters said you could hear the Obama Rally crowd all the way over in Westgate when Obama came on stage. Cindy Crawley reported 100,000 people in attendance and a crowd the size of 7 football fields. Where did they all park?

    Only in America

  21. Moon-howler

    A PW County Resident,

    I looked for your post and could not find it. I will check the spam filter. Remind me if I get side tracked. Sorry this happened to you.

    M-H

  22. Moon-howler

    A PW County Resident,

    I found it in spam. I tried to release it but not sure it worked. Sometimes posts get stuck when they have links. I am sorry.

  23. DiversityGal

    Moon-howler,

    When I was on my way home from the rally, I saw that not only had people part on the 234 Bypass median, but that they had also parked on the sides and medians of the Parkway up until it becomes Liberia. MADNESS!!!

  24. Moon-howler

    DG, now that is just amazing! I am surprised people ever got home.

  25. A PW County Resident

    MH, it happens. No big deal.

  26. Moon-howler

    Size does count! I am not going to embed more videos because they take up a lot of space but check out the youtube.com variations on the final rally. I just typed in Obama rally Manassas and got a bunch.

    Several have captured the enormity of the crowd.

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